Dexiron

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Manufacturer name:  

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Generic name:  

IRON-DEXTRAN

Strength:  

50MG/ML

What is Dexiron?

Iron dextran belongs to a class of medications known as iron supplements. It is an injectable form of iron that is used to treat iron-deficiency Anemia when oral iron supplements cannot be taken or when oral iron supplements have not produced the needed results.

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Dexiron frequently asked questions

Can I Get Same-Day Delivery?

Yes! We do provide same-day delivery in select areas. We do next business day delivery and can also ship overnight as well.

How Much is Shipping Cost for Dexiron in Canada?

Shipping cost for Dexiron to you in Canada is zero. Pocketpills offers FREE shipping anywhere in Canada to help you get access to treatment.

How to get Dexiron delivered to my home?

You could get Dexiron delivered at your doorstep from us in Canada if you ordered prescription medications with a valid prescription. If you are not sure if we deliver to your area, contact us.

How to get Dexiron in Canada for free?

You can get Dexiron for free in Canada if your health insurance provider covers it fully. Contact your provider or us to help you find out if you qualify to get Dexiron for free.

Dexiron How to Take

Iron dextran belongs to a class of medications known as iron supplements. It is an injectable form of iron that is used to treat iron-deficiency Anemia when oral iron supplements cannot be taken or when oral iron supplements have not produced the needed results.

Iron is important for the production of red blood cells. It helps red blood cells to carry oxygen to the various parts of the body.

Dexiron (Iron-dextran) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Dexiron (Iron-dextran) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Dexiron (Iron-dextran) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested Dexiron (Iron-dextran) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are receiving Dexiron (Iron-dextran), speak to your doctor.

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Dexiron Dosage

Iron dextran is usually injected into a muscle in the buttocks by a doctor or qualified health care professional. In some circumstances, it is given intravenously (into a vein) in the hospital. The dose of iron dextran you receive will be determined by the doctor based on your needs. Injections are usually given once daily until iron levels return to normal or as decided by the doctor.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications.

It is important Dexiron (Iron-dextran) be given exactly as recommended by your doctor. If you miss an appointment to receive iron dextran, contact your doctor as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment.

It is important not to take iron supplements by mouth if you are receiving iron injections, as this may cause an overload of iron. (See "Who should not take Dexiron (Iron-dextran)?")

Dexiron (Iron-dextran) is stored at room temperature and should not be allowed to freeze.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Dexiron Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is used in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who uses Dexiron (Iron-dextran). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Dexiron (Iron-dextran) with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Dexiron (Iron-dextran). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • backache
  • brownish colouring of the skin (fades within weeks or months)
  • chills
  • Diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • feeling unwell
  • Fever
  • flushing during infusion
  • headache
  • muscle aches
  • nausea and vomiting
  • stomach pain

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • blood pressure changes
  • chest pain
  • fast heart rate
  • fever with increased sweating
  • pain or redness at the place of injection
  • itchy skin
  • skin rash

Seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • fainting
  • seizures
  • symptoms of a Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) (e.g., Hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the mouth or throat)

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Dexiron (Iron-dextran).

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Dexiron Available Form

Each mL of injection contains 50 mg of elemental iron as iron dextran. Nonmedicinal ingredients: sodium chloride, and water for injection. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust pH.

Dexiron Contraindications

Do not receive Dexiron (Iron-dextran) if you:

  • are allergic to iron or any ingredients of the medication
  • are taking oral iron supplements
  • have a history of Asthma (if the intravenous injection is used)
  • have an acute kidney infection
  • have anemia other than Iron Deficiency Anemia
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Dexiron Precautions

There may be an interaction between iron dextran and any of the following:

  • angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs; Captopril, Enalapril, Ramipril)
  • oral iron supplements (e.g., ferrous gluconate, ferrous fumarate, ferrous sulfate)

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with Dexiron (Iron-dextran). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

Dexiron Warnings

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Dexiron (Iron-dextran).

Allergies and asthma: If you have or have had significant allergies or asthma, discuss with your doctor how Dexiron (Iron-dextran) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Dexiron (Iron-dextran), and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Delayed side effects: You may experience some delayed side effects that may not occur until 1 or 2 days after receiving an injection. These side effects usually subside within 3 to 7 days and can include aching muscles and joints, backache, chills, dizziness, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and generally feeling unwell. If these symptoms are bothersome, contact your doctor.

Heart disease: If you have heart disease, discuss with your doctor how Dexiron (Iron-dextran) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Dexiron (Iron-dextran), and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Liver problems: If you have severely reduced liver function or severe liver disease, discuss with your doctor how Dexiron (Iron-dextran) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Dexiron (Iron-dextran), and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: If you have rheumatoid arthritis you may experience a worsening of joint pain and swelling following the injection of iron dextran. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

Pregnancy: Dexiron (Iron-dextran) should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while receiving Dexiron (Iron-dextran), contact your doctor immediately.

Breast-feeding: Dexiron (Iron-dextran) passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are using iron dextran, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.

Children: The safety and effectiveness of Dexiron (Iron-dextran) have not been established for infants less than 4 months of age.

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All material © 1996-2021 MediResource Inc. Terms and conditions of use. The contents herein are for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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